VERMONT: SM, Paul N. Gayet, AA1SU. For a list of Cabinet Appointees, see below. Open positions include Public Information Officer, and various other ARRL Field Organization appointments. Please visit ARRL Field Organization when you get a chance to see how you can help out in the Ham Radio community. It is up to us to keep Ham Radio strong in Vermont. Traffic continues to be a fun part of the hobby and Vermont has several Hams active in this area. If you would like to learn more about passing Traffic, contact myself. Effective handling of Radio Grams keeps us more prepared for when an emergency arises. Plus, the people on the other end are always pleased as punch when they get one. So, check to see who has a birthday coming up, and compose a piece of Traffic. There is plenty of information on the ARRL web site too. You can download a form at: Radio Gram.
If you are interested in local government and how you can help represent Ham Radio in a positive light, I am looking for a Local Government Liaison in your town. This position monitors town proposals that might affect Ham Radio, as well as other duties. Visit the web page link in the yellow box below for a more detailed explanation of this important appointment.
Keep sending me your ideas, questions, and tell me of your activities in Vermont. I plan to put us in a bright light all year long. ARES
Here is a list of the Vermont Districts and the DEC’s:
DISTRICT COUNTIES DEC PHONE E-MAIL
1 Chittenden Grand Isle Franklin: OPEN
2 Orleans Essex Caledonia: Open
3 Washington Orange Lamoille: OPEN
4 Windsor: Peter W. Kelleher KC1SS 554-0009 KC1SS@arrl.net
5 Bennington: Bill Clark W1BVT 491-7707 W1BVT@hotmail.com
6 Rutland: Adam Mickel WD1AJM 555-5555
7 Addison: OPEN
8 Windham: Tim Bell KA1ZQX 365-7046 KA1ZQX@arrl.net
Our Ham Radio clubs have been busy all year long, by faithfully holding meetings, covering various interesting topics. These clubs are the backbone of our Amateur Radio culture, and you should be trying to get to a local meeting in your area, whenever possible. Your experience in the hobby can prove invaluable to a new Ham. A question from one of you new Hams, not only helps you, but gets the Old Timers thinking again too. So come on by: we all need to have our grey matter stirred up once in a while. Here is a list of Ham Radio Clubs in Vermont. Please check to see if one is near you.
CLUB NAME CLUB CALL TOWN PREZ CALL WEB SITE
Addison Co ARC N1FS Middlebury WA1NRA http://www.acara-vt.org/
Burlington ARC W1KOO Burlington W1HRG www.w1koo.org/
Central VT ARC W1BD Barre KC1DPM http://w1bd.net/
CT Valley FM Assoc W1UWS Windsor N1RX www.cvfma.org
Green Mountain Wireless Society W1GMS WA1VT Rutland WA1VT www.gmws.net
Radio Amateurs of Northern VT W1NVT WB1GQR South Burlington KC1IFK www.ranv.org
Rutland Amateur Radio Experimenters WW1VT West Rutland AA1PR
Southern VT ARC K1SV Bennington KC1JWR www.sovarc.org
St Albans ARC N1STA St Albans KB1MCU www.starc.org
Twin State ARC W1FN Hanover, NH AC1HQ www.w1fn.org
West River RC W1RRC N Brattleboro KA1ZQX www.westriverradio.org
For a list of Vermont and surrounding area repeaters, visit the VIRCC Site WORKED ALL STATES CARD CHECKERS for Vermont
Mitchell Stern W1SJ PO Box 8099 Essex, VT 05451 Home Phone: (802) 879-6589 Email Address: W1SJ@arrl.net
DXCC CARD CHECKER for Vermont Mitchell Stern W1SJ PO Box 8099 Essex, VT 05451 Home Phone: (802) 879-6589 Email Address: W1SJ@arrl.net
VUCC CARD CHECKERS for Vermont Mitchell Stern W1SJ PO Box 8099 Essex, VT 05451 Home Phone: (802) 879-6589 Email Address: W1SJ@arrl.net
NAME DAYS TIME FREQUENCY
GMN MON-SAT 5:00 PM 3933 kHz
VT-NH DAILY 7:00 PM 3539 kHz
VPTN DAILY 7:30 PM 3857 kHz
GMWS MONDAY 7:30 PM 147.045 MHz Rutland
CVARC 160 MONDAY 8:00 PM 1966 kHz
ARRL Section Appointments All positions require ARRL membership and monthly reporting. Some positions have additional requirements. Contact Paul Gayet, AA1SU@arrl.org at 802-878-2215 (evenings). Hope you can join the Vermont team!
Official Relay Station (ORS) If you handle traffic (ARRL radiograms) regularly on HF and/or repeater nets, the ORS appointment is for you. Traffic handling is a great way to hone your operating skills, and meet new friends. The League was founded in 1914 on the principle of relaying messages via Amateur Radio.
Official Emergency Station (OES) OES appointees are involved in emergency preparedness and operating. Requirements include regular participation in the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) drills and tests, emergency nets and, of course, real emergency situations. OES appointees must be able to operate on emergency power (battery, for example) and have at least one-band mobile capability (such as 2 meters).
Technical Specialist (TS) The TS serves as a technical oracle to local hams and clubs, helping them with technical questions, problems and radio frequency interference cases. You need not be an electrical engineer, just someone who’s willing to help others enjoy their hobby. TS’s also speak at local ham clubs and conventions.
Public Information Officer (PIO) PIO’s provide local “grassroots” public relations. They give regular and frequent information about amateur services to the public via the local media, school programs, presentations to civic groups, exhibits and demonstrations. They also promote the distribution and airing of ARRL public service announcements and other audiovisual material, and public awareness of club recruiting and training activities.
Local Government Liaison (LGL) LGL’s are responsible for monitoring proposals and actions by local government bodies which may affect Amateur Radio. They work with the local PIO to alert area amateurs to problems and opportunities involving local government agencies, and coordinate local responses.
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